Backbone Mountain Climber's Log

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tioga - Sep 15, 2007 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2005

Easy Trek  Sucess!

Climbed it with a college friend. Probably the hardest part was trying to locate the "trailhead," which is just an orange 'HP' written on a tree on the side of the road.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 26, 2007 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

A fine trail!  Sucess!

An enjoyable, easy hike up from the road. The trail blazes are gone, but the route is simple enough to follow. We had the summit to ourselves.


akashiru - Aug 4, 2007 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Hike in the Rain  Sucess!

Sunny thunderstorm chased us back down the hill after signing the register. Fun hike.


Dubs - Aug 3, 2007 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

two of three  Sucess!

Hiked it in pouring rain but plentiful sunshine; it was pretty fun.


vanman798 - Jul 16, 2007 4:46 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2005

4X4ed almost to peak  Sucess!

East Coast Hiking to Backbone Mt -- Highest Point in MarylandEnded up driving my 4X4 SUV almost to the peak, then walked the last 200 yard to peak. Nothing to see from up there, but bagged off another high point.


gwave47 - Jun 10, 2007 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Highpoint #13  Sucess!

So did anybody know that there is another backbone mountain in Maryland 30 minutes away. I wondered around there for 40 minutes trying to find the highpoint via Mapquest directions. Finally I pulled out a map and realized I needed to be 20 minutes south of Oakland and not at Backbone Mountain 20 minutes east of Oakland. After that the hike was great, I really enjoyed it and bagged numbers 14 and 15 the same day.


rkrevald - Apr 20, 2007 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2007

Another Snow Covered Highpoint  Sucess!

My dog Spanky and I hit another snow covered highpoint. Please go to to read a complete report.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2002

HP #10  Sucess!

2nd in the same day!!


jvarholak - Feb 14, 2007 9:35 pm

close by  Sucess!

it's close to where I live currently so why not?


JohnMcPike - Jan 6, 2007 5:59 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 1995

Took old route  Sucess!

Strugged up the side of the hill by the powerlines area through the thick brush, dense woods and no trail along the ridge. The summit has really changed over the years.


e-doc - Oct 18, 2006 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006


Day 6 of work/HP trip in the Ohio Valley. Pretty fall color. Twenty first county (4th state) of trip. Nice drive.


woodstrider - Oct 16, 2006 8:15 pm

a beautiful day  Sucess!

followed the old road up from the west virginia side


starship_jen - Oct 16, 2006 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2006

From Hwy 219  Sucess!

Second HP of three for the day (WV, MD, PA). Lovely fall day. Leaves of every color on the trail. Nice views from the top. Signed the logbook, took a certificate, and met a couple of nice gentlemen at the top. HP #24!

mad maximus

mad maximus - Aug 22, 2006 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Another HP  Sucess!

Fun hike. Very short walk to the top. Met a couple from SD that was on a 13 week tour of the US.

royswkr - Aug 8, 2006 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1991

No trail then, bushwhack up from WV side  Sucess!

Also climb nearest bump in WV


Tbacon251 - Jul 31, 2006 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Nice H.P.  Sucess!

After driving from PA’s high point, we made the summit after a short climb. There was not much of a view on top, but the pick nick table was great to sit on. After signing the registry and taking a few pic’s we walked back down.


NavySeabee - Jul 21, 2006 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2005

Standard Trail  Sucess!

HP #3...from Spruce Knob and via the smallest church in the lower 48 to the tree crowded top of Backbone Mountain. Fun little power hike.


moneal - Jul 10, 2006 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005

Shot over from WV HP  Sucess!

Came over from the WV highpoint to bag this one. Shared it with a horse

granddeity - Jul 5, 2006 9:57 pm

Standard Trail  Sucess!

We hiked up the lush trail in high heat and high humidity.


RyanS - May 20, 2006 4:16 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2006

Standard Trail  Sucess!

Erin and I hiked up Backbone in the rain yesterday. No views to speak of, but we had fun scrambling on the slippery rocks near the state boundary marker. Then we drove on to bag the PA highpoint.

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